Because I am determined to worry about the darlings while I'm in Florida (which is impossible, but I can dream, right?), I made sure I was extra organized for my sub this week. Enter the SUB TUB:
Combine this with 8 typed pages of plans (for the two days) and a to-do list left for my two most responsible girls, and my sub should be ready for any potential disaster that comes her way. I wonder if in a few years I will chill out a bit and worry less about leaving the kiddos?
After finally shutting down my computer and cutting myself off from proofreading the sub plans for the five millionth time, I headed to the gym to attempt a LIGHT and EASY run...you may remember that I skipped my taper long run Sunday to let my aching calves rest. Today's run actually wasn't so bad! I wore my super sexy hot pink recovery socks in hopes that they would help my calves stay knot-free, kept my pace sloooow, and managed to make it through 3 miles with minimal pain.
Now, this is definitely a celebration since last Thursday's 3 mile run was filled with awful leg pain...buuut it is still VERY nervewracking that SUNDAY will be over 4 times this distance! I know, I know, I'm ready, my adrenaline will kick in, and it will turn out great. But still. Let this worrier get it all out now so that by the time I'm in Florida I'm nothing but calm, cool, collected, and confident. :)
My new favorite recovery drink:
While I'm still experimenting with yummy protein smoothies after more intense workouts, I read an article about the benefits of chocolate milk for muscle recovery. These little chocolate milk boxes are awesome! I got a big pack at costco, and the really cool thing is they don't need to be refrigerated. Now obviously they're better cold, but it was convenient to toss one in my gym bag to enjoy after my run today. Yum!
In other news...today's little happy was when one of my girls brought me this little guy: